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  • Firemen put out fire on the part of a destroyed street as fire continue to burn following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Flames from an explosion from an underground gas leak in the streets of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A woman crosses over a trench made from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Emergency workers survey the damage from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Vehicles are left lie in a destroyed street following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A rooftop view shows a destroyed street from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Vehicles are left lying on a destroyed street as part of the street is burning with flame following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Locals survey the damage from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Rescue workers survey the damage from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2014.

Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Friday, August 1

Published July 31, 2014

A series of powerful gas explosions rocked the southern city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, late Thursday, according to city officials on Friday.


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